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Review: Push SV Eight Coil Shock

Jun 6, 2024 at 11:24
by Mike Kazimer  
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Push released the SV Eight shock earlier this year, a made-in-Colorado offering that comes in at a slightly lower price point than their flagship ElevenSix shock. While the ElevenSix has two separate damping circuits, essentially allowing riders to toggle between two completely different setups with the flick of a lever, the SV Eight has a more standard layout, with just one circuit. It's still highly adjustable, though, and it has a hydraulic bottom out feature that kicks in for the last 15% of the travel.

The SV Eight has 24 clicks of high speed and low speed compression damping, along with 18 clicks of rebound. Push uses US-made Hyperco springs for their shocks, which are available in 25 pound increments. Other coil springs are compatible too, as long as they have a 35mm internal diameter.
Push SV Eight Details
• Adjustments: low speed compression, high speed compression, rebound
• Melonite QPQ high strength steel shaft
• Hydraulic bottom out piston
• eMTB compatible
• Weight: 423 g (without spring, 205 x 65mm)
• MSRP: $865 without spring
pushindustries.com

Rather than being available in a wide range of tune options, the $865 (without spring) SV Eight only comes in two configurations – an A version designed for riders using spring weights between 300 – 500 lb/in, and a B version for spring weights between 525 – 700 lb/in. That's a different approach compared to what Push does with the Elevensix, their $1,600 (with spring) flagship model – that shock is tuned specifically for the bike it's going to be installed on. That said, if a rider does need a different setup than what's possible with the A or B tune, Push offers a custom tuning option for $170.

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Other Details

Hydraulic bottom out: The SV Eight's hydraulic bottom out system kicks in for the last 15% of the shock's stroke, assuming the stroke length hasn't been limited. A secondary piston sits on top of the main piston, where it's pushed into a smaller chamber as the end of the shock's travel is reached. That constriction in the oil path increased the amount of force required to compress the shock, preventing a harsh bottom out.

Push do still use a standard sized bottom out bumper, so there are essentially two systems in play to eliminate any jarring impacts. And yes, if you shorten the shock's stroke the bottom out resistance will happen later in the shock's travel; a 62.5mm stroke shock would have that hydraulic bottom out resistance kick in for the last 11% of travel. Unlike option from RockShox and EXT, Push's hydraulic bottom out feature isn't externally adjustable - the amount of force is fixed from the factory.

Warranty: Each SV Eight comes with a 1-year warranty, which is extended by 1 year each time the shock is sent in for its annual service. That service is priced at $190, and includes all new oil seals, wiper seals, and o-rings, along with new fluids.


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The dials are easy to turn, and have clearly defined clicks.

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Performance

The SV Eight was installed on my Raaw Madonna, which has been an excellent test bed for evaluating various shocks. A 475 lb spring put me at the recommended 26% sag. As per Push's instructions, I started off with the dials close to the middle of the range, with 12 clicks of LSC, 12 clicks of HSC, and 9 clicks of rebound, all counted from closed. Those adjustments don't require any tools, and each click is very well defined.

A good chunk of my testing took place in the Whistler Bike Park, where I was able to take dozens of runs and experiment with the extremes of the compression range. Even with the low speed and high speed compression fully closed the SV Eight was still rideable – it's obviously a much firmer ride, and not something I'd want to run all day, but it also wasn't overly harsh or jarring.

The same goes for the fully open settings – the shock was too active for my taste in that configuration, with more movement and less support than I wanted, but once again it wasn't so extreme as to be unusable. In the end, I only deviated a couple clicks from Push's recommended starting point – I sped up the rebound by a click, and opened up the low speed a few clicks to get a little more traction in the wet conditions.

There's no climb switch on the SV Eight, but Push claim that the shock has pedaling efficiency built in thanks to a bridged piston design. That may be so, but I didn't notice much of a platform while climbing compared to other shocks. The Raaw has fairly calm pedaling manners, so I didn't miss having a climb switch, but I do think that's a feature some riders will still want, especially those on bikes with less efficient suspension layouts.

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Up to two 2.5mm spacers can be added underneath the bottom out bumper to reduce the shock's stroke.

The SV Eight has an excellent ground feel, meaning it smooths out impacts very well, but not so much that you lose track of what the rear wheel is doing. It delivers all the grip and small bump compliance you'd hope to get from a coil shock, while also remaining supportive enough for bigger jumps and drops. Those laps at Whistler helped illustrate its well balanced nature – I was able to go from the chunkier, more natural trails like Whistler DH to the freshly spruced up A-Line without feeling like I needed to adjust any settings. It's the high level of traction the SV Eight delivers that impressed me the most – it's very, very supple, quickly getting up and out of the way of even the smallest obstacles, a trait that's even more useful on wet, slimy days where you want your rear wheel hugging the ground as much as possible.

The hydraulic bottom out does its job, and I didn't experience and harsh clunks or clangs when full travel was reached. Of course, since there's also a bottom out bumper it's hard to suss out exactly which feature is coming into play, and I should also mention that I didn't have any harsh bottom out events when using the Ohlins TTX22, which doesn't have that feature.

There is a small amount of top out, but that was only noticeable when bunnyhopping or jumping at slower speeds; in those instances I could feel a slight 'twunk' as the shock reach full travel, but it was fairly subtle. In the bike park that sensation wasn't noticeable at all.


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Push SV Eight
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Ohlins TTX22

How Does It Compare?

The SV Eight had a less damped feel than the Ohlins TTX22 I'd been on before; the difference is similar to that of wearing a thicker, insulated glove (Ohlins), compared to a thin silk glove (Push). Both shocks accomplish the same goal, but go about it in a slightly different way. In back-to-back testing, I ended up preferring the feel of the Push; it seemed to provide more traction in wet, slippery conditions, even at slower speeds. Keep in mind that both shocks can be re-tuned to suit a rider's specific needs - a lighter compression tune on the TTX22 could make it feel more like the SV Eight, and vice versa, but I will say that, overall, the TTX22 does tend to feel more damped than its competition.

The Ohlins is a top tier shock, and really comes alive as speeds increase and the impacts get harder, but it does have a more heavily damped feel, even in its most open setting. The TTX22 does have a three position HSC lever that can be used as a climb switch, something the Push is lacking.

As for price, the SV Eight is $40 more than the Ohlins, at $865 vs $825. For further comparison, a RockShox SuperDeluxe Coil is $550, and a Fox DHX2 is $679. All of those prices are without a spring, so don't forget to factor that into your equation.




Pros

+ Good range of usable adjustments
+ Great traction and overall feel
+ Made in USA

Cons

- Hydraulic bottom out isn't adjustable
- Pricey (but it's a lot less than an ElevenSix)
- Some riders may want a climb switch



Pinkbike's Take

bigquotesI'd be curious to see what the introduction of the SV Eight does to the sales of Push's even-fancier ElevenSix shock. Personally, if I was deciding between the two I'd go with the SV Eight. The dual valve chamber system of the ElevenSix is novel, but I don't think it's all that necessary, especially considering just how well the SV Eight works for hundreds of dollars less.

At the end of the day, the SV Eight is a high end shock with performance that goes a long way towards justifying its price – its overall feel left me thoroughly impressed.
Mike Kazimer






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  • 114 0
 Might be time for a Pinkbike "Battle of the Coilovers" review. There are some great options out there for riders... Push, Vorsprung, EXT, Cane Creek, Ohlins, etc all have new coil shocks with different features and a roundup could be cool to compare and contrast... Y'all hiring reviewers?? haha.
  • 38 1
 I would be curious how to compares directly to the Rockshox & Fox alternatives. I have new-gen Super Deluxe Ulitimate coil shocks on my Canfield Tilt and Transition Patrol and cannot imagine better performance or adjustability.
  • 15 41
flag burt-reynolds (Jun 7, 2024 at 9:17) (Below Threshold)
 Push and EXT are in a different league than Cane Creek.
  • 13 0
 Hopefully Shock Week returns and Coil shocks are compared. Even better if they sample from all price ranges.
  • 2 0
 @dmackyaheard: It would be great, though, if the RS a middle position for the lever. Adjustability is sure enough for a trail bike.
  • 1 1
 @2pi: I find the climb switch to be pretty compliant, especially compared to Fox. The adjustable HBO is sick as well.
  • 3 0
 @dmackyaheard: Totally agree about the new SD Ultimate Coil. I was sure that I would miss the tunability coming off a Float X2, but I definitely do not. And it's such a quiet shock.
  • 4 12
flag ethanrevitch FL (Jun 7, 2024 at 10:26) (Below Threshold)
 @burt-reynolds: exactly. Different class review would be interesting. Push VS EXT VS Vorsprung, Ohlins VS Cane Creek VS Rockshox. Sorry Fox…
  • 3 2
 @dmackyaheard: the RS and Fox alternatives are great, but the Push shocks (both ElevenSix and SV8 ) beat everything else that I've ridden on high frequency. Eg, the top of EF on the high speed turns full of brake bumps, the Push stuff beats everything. This allows running more damping support than you'd normally run, and getting better traction on the chop.
  • 9 3
 @burt-reynolds: not true from a design perspective, maybe you are thinking of marketing
  • 2 2
 @m-t-g: I haven't ridden an ElevenSix since 2016, and these days I feel like I am a better rider and more sensitive to better parts. Part of the reason I would love to see a side by side comparison compared to the new RS shocks. That being said, I feel like the SDUC flattens out EF roots.
  • 5 4
 @burt-reynolds: I agree, the only problem here is the price. Push and EXT are expensive but in terms of performance and they are in their own league. Keep in mind that if buy an EXT you get two high precision coils and shock is custom tuned for your bike. What RS did with their latest coil and air shocks is impressive. You get some cool features but you can compare it with Push or EXT.
  • 10 5
 @dmackyaheard: 100% correct. The top shocks from fox or Rockshox are so good now at half the price. If the pros are using and winning on the big two then that’s enough for me. I had an ext on my Nicolai and it’s no better than the current coils from fox or Rockshox imo.
  • 14 0
 @mikelee: Regardless of any other factors, the pros ride what they're paid to ride so that isn't a good indication of relative performance.
  • 5 7
 @boozed: of course it is. If it works for them it’ll work for me. They’re not magically gaining grip with crap suspension are they. When you take the shocks apart they’re all pretty much the same and any small difference is immaterial in the grand scheme of things. If an ext or push shock was much better then the top guys would run them if it meant winning. Like when they use tires from a different company as their sponsors tires are crap. But you don’t see that with suspension. Also look at what the privateers use. They have the choice of the best equipment but how many on boutique suspension? Pretty much none.
  • 6 0
 @mikelee: The top guys don't ride EXT and Push because the top teams aren't sponsored by EXT or Push.

Privateers have the choice of what they can afford and a lot of them appear to be just scraping by...
  • 7 4
 @boozed: same as the pros not using the tires they’re paid to use you mean! I’ve owned a custom tuned ext storia and it’s just not any better than what’s on offer from fox or Rockshox. It’s a brilliant shock but so are the other two brands. To say there’s a huge difference in performance is just a lie. Build quality may be better as they’re not mass produced but in terms of how they work and performance,there’s nothing in it. All have enough adjustments to make any platform work. Never worth twice the price.
  • 6 1
 @mikelee: Pros probably have custom shim stacks, and are weirdly dogmatic. How long did it take for pros to get off 26" wheels?
  • 1 0
 @burt-reynolds: chyah, nerd
  • 5 0
 @wutamclan: I like shock week, and all the field tests. It generates a lot of content and is very entertaining, but I wanted to do some brake research before buying and I read the blister review mtb brake shootout and I was really impressed with the format. Lots of information condensed. Maybe not as much entertainment value and content for a site, but for consumer advice it was top notch.
  • 4 0
 @boozed: at the same time, seemingly a good chunk of people here think "more expensive = more good" and i´m pretty sure that said group wouldn´t be able to set up a select+ fork properly.
  • 3 3
 @boozed: Paid or not, RS and Fox make great products. I have ridden Push stuff before like I mentioned above and it was also great. The serviceability and custom tunes are what make Push different, not necessarily tons better performance. A good friend of mine built his new bike with EXT fork/shock, and after a year on it likes both the Fox he had before and the EXT he has now. I suppose my point is... its all good product from all these companies.
  • 1 0
 @tempnoo1: I literally watched Jodi from fox the other day say that the pros forks are pretty much what you can buy. Regarding shim stacks anyone can have a custom tuned fork or shock. It’s like 100 quid at Tf tuned or j-tec. You don’t need a £1000 shock to have a custom ride. The range of adjustments is pretty wide. You’d be unlucky not to fit into the tuning possibilities.
  • 1 0
 You will need to include FastSuspension FENIX and Novyparts NOVYA. I've been riding my Madonna 2.2 a with a Fenix and I'm very happy with the performance.
  • 2 0
 @gmiller720: That Blister brake shootout is top tier.
  • 33 1
 Gear reviewers take note, this is an example of pro writing some in the cycling media might equal but no one is bettering (nice work!). The hours put in were long but the claims remain small. The impressions are things an experienced rider paying attention to their riding can reasonably link back to the shock and the settings, not wild speculation about how it 'might' have been one of the 'technologies' highlighted in the press release that caused the bike to slip or not over that root. Every time a number is used it's to describe something that can really be measured and not some kind of quantitative poetry. No word salad, no head engineer/biz executive cosplay. Again, nice work!
  • 18 0
 Love seeing something Made in the USA that performs well and is "somewhat" price competitive! Got me seriously considering trying one Smile
  • 16 0
 MRP Hazard is the Zoidberg of coil shocks.
  • 4 2
 Cane Creek manufacture in the USA too IIRC?
  • 8 0
 @chakaping: nope, assembled
  • 7 17
flag burt-reynolds (Jun 7, 2024 at 9:18) (Below Threshold)
 @chakaping: They aren't really known for quality.
  • 9 11
 @chakaping: yep, CC is made in the US. They're super helpful with setup and will do your 100 hour service at the factory in just 7 days. If you want a shock that you ride the shit out of, get a Kitsuma Coil.
  • 6 0
 @burt-reynolds: what have you been smoking?!
I've had 3 CC shocks over the years and all have been incredibly reliable.
  • 6 0
 @slovenian6474: Does this mean it's completely unqualified for it's job?
  • 1 0
 @MTBorris: Young lady, I am an expert on humans. Now pick a mouth, open it and say "brglgrglgrrr"
  • 12 0
 Im still waiting on a long term review of the CC Tigon. Any word on that Admins????
  • 7 0
 @mikekazimer
What makes a rear shock "e-bike compatible"
I get the designation for a fork (maybe) heavier duty crown for increased weight, momentum hitting obstacles at weird angles, etc.
But a rear shock? what is happening that cant simply be addressed with spring rate/damping? Assuming the rear shock is well supported by the frame, but that isnt an e-bike issue, thats a frame design issue.
Honestly curious, not merely being sarcastic
  • 7 3
 It's basically the same principles that you mentioned coming into play for an e-bike rated fork - the shock shaft and body need to be strong enough to withstand the extra forces that come with an ebike. Most shocks already fit the criteria of being e-bike ready, in many cases it's simply a way to let potential customers know that it's compatible.
  • 3 1
 @mikekazimer: In theory theres no weird angles at play, the shock (on a well designed frame) will simply compress and rebound in the plane that its designed to work in.
Is there considerably more side loading stress with e-bike frames?
I'm a little baffled by the designation, and think of it more as marketing (which isnt to say bad or good, just a thing)
I'd be curious to know if the extra weight of a rider, is more or less of an issue than bike frame weight if we are talking about side loading
  • 2 0
 @onawalk: key phrase "in theory", but everything flexes and they all see side loading, unless running spherical bearings like the ElevenSix
  • 2 1
 @m-t-g: Sure, is that more prevalent with e-bikes?
How does rider weight affect that, vs frame weight?
e-bike frame weight being lower (typically)

Like in "theory" an ebike frame has been designed with the additional weight, side loading forces in mind. A fork might not have been.

Something about a stouter fork or wheel seems plausible to me, rear shock, feels like a reach...
  • 6 1
 @onawalk, don't forget about the extra weight of the battery and motor. Those do play a role in how much force is going through the shock - the overall system weight is higher than a regular MTB, and that's why components need to be at least a little stronger.
  • 12 1
 @mikekazimer: a 250lb rider on an mtb will have a far higher system weight than a 125lb rider on an emtb, though. The shock should be mostly isolated from frame stresses (that’s the frame’s job after all)
  • 5 0
 @mikekazimer: I guess I'm making the assumption that a bike designed as an e-bike, is just that, designed as an ebike. So in my mind any percentage of acceptable stresses, compliance, etc are, percentage wise, similar to a regular bike, and are baked into the frame design. Its why ebikes appear to have more bracing, gussets, etc than their comparable counterpart bikes.

Like if the acceptable swingarm deformation over its length was 10% (this obviously means nothing in reality, just an expression of my thought process) regardless of whether the bike was an ebike or not, youd design around that parameter. So an ebike, being heavier would be beefed up slightly, to fall within those parameters, which, shouldnt put more or less stress on a rear shock. Otherwise everyone would be complaining about how "flexy" ebikes are, right?

However, a fork that maybe isnt "ebike" rated hasnt been designed with those additional loads as a possibility, so you can take a fork thats typically bolted to the front of a 30lb trail bike, and totally overwhelm it by sticking it on the front of a 60lb ebike.

Additionally system weights or whatever certainly fall well within expected weight ranges of riders, and I'd hazard that rider weight might be more impactful than bike weight, as its higher up, and more dynamic. But what the hell do I know...

Just some of my ramblings, appreciate the engagement
  • 2 0
 @mikekazimer: I think that's a little bit silly when the difference in bike weights is so small compared to the difference between riders.
  • 8 4
 @twonsarelli: Everyone knows the 250 lb rider is on the eMTB and the 125 lb rider is on the MTB
  • 3 1
 @twonsarelli, and that 250 pound rider should also look for a durable shock, likely one with a heavier compression tune.
  • 1 0
 @twonsarelli: yep rider weight makes a much bigger difference. But people being equal - or better: considering riders of mtb and e-mtb being part of the same bell curve (which I doubt, my guess would be e-mtb riders are heavier in the mean but that just might be me being mean), the e-mtb adds around 10kg of weight to the system. Motor + battery and also most other components are heavier as weight just isn't that important when you're running a motor and a heavy af bike anyways
  • 2 0
 “e-bike compatible” is just another bullshit marketing label. As everybody else already mentioned, rider weight plays a way bigger role than those few kg added by the motor and battery, and it’s not as if e-bikes were ridden downhill at higher speeds than MTBs or anything.
  • 2 0
 @boozed: Easy there
  • 2 0
 @twonsarelli: Ive seen many more 250 plus riders on e-bikes than light riders
  • 9 1
 now i am just imagining kaz with a single white silk glove wearing one of them new DH skinsuits doing his best MJ impression .. anyone else?
  • 6 1
 I have had 2 Eleven-Six Shocks, one on a Stumpy EVO that completely transformed the bike from being "good at everything" but not exceptional at anything to being Exceptional on the descents. The other on a Nukeproof Mega 297 (RIP)
I have never purchased an upgrade that made such an immediate and amazing difference, far better than a set of Carbon wheels (which cost about the same).
With that said, I absolutely loved the climb switch.
The Eleven Six has the only climb switch that isn't terrible.
Most are way too firm and only good for road climbs
I love how I could custom tune the climb circuit to what I wanted, worth the weight penalty, worth the money.
I would totally run an SV8 on a suspension platform that already pedaled well (DW comes to mind)
  • 2 4
 the 11-6 doesn’t have a climb switch. It’s not a lever to close off compression. It’s a second, fully adjustable circuit altogether. I’m sure you know that but just mentioning it to be extra pedantic. Certainly you can use that circuit to have different characteristics (for example to be more efficient while climbing) but it’s far more sophisticated than an on/off style climb switch
  • 3 0
 @twonsarelli: Yep. I know, but I figured since there was so much talk about climb switches, and I would argue that most people dial in the second circuit specifically to meet their climbing preferences, it was ok to call it a climb switch.
  • 6 2
 The ElevenSix was by far the best mod/upgrade I've ever made on a bike. Unfortunately they don't make one for my Canfield. Being Colorado brands, hopefully they link up and make it happen.
  • 2 0
 agreed - ran an 11-6 on my gen 1 insurgent and sb5.5. it was so good. i also installed their damper kit on the lyrik on the yeti and it was top notch
  • 9 3
 If they only had any customer service to back that up. After buying a $1600 shock which is "fully customizable" and refusing to retune it to a new bike (same eye to eye and stroke) because the new data is only available in "their new computer system"? No thanks. I'll pick another company to spend my money with. Pathetic imo. Performance was awesome, but support your 4 year old product. Don't be an Apple
  • 1 1
 @jwa9681: had the same experience!
So much for my shock of a lifetime they sold me on. Sold that bike but that’s the last push product I’ll ever buy after that customer service experience sorting that out.
  • 2 2
 @jwa9681: Same. The 11-6 I have is 200x57, but the bike I have now takes a 210x55. I'm not sure how difficult it would be for them to mod it to my new size, but I essentially have $1600 worth of metal sitting in my garage.
  • 8 5
 Such a waste of money upgrade. I’ve done the 11-6 on two bikes, nomad and Hightower. Great shock but the RockShox Superdeluxe ultimate with a sprindex is the way to go. You can pick one up for $400 and they are silent and all the adjustments work. I liked my DHX2 as well but the HBO is key on my WR1 170 arrival.
  • 3 0
 I've got an 11.6r, great shock, very low sticking, reliable, very well machined etc but is it worth it over a cheaper shock...I don't know. Imo frame kinematics, tyre choice and pressures makes a much bigger difference with feel than going from a good shock to a great shock. I'm riding a Yeti so not the plushest setup around bit over 11k invested at least probably, more race oriented, and even undersprung, it doesn't soak up the trail like a 3000 dollar plus tyred e bike with bottom of the range air suspension. Frame mass and tyres play a much bigger role in how well the bike absorbs impacts than top tier shocks etc imo. Is the 11.6 probably better than most other shock, sure it probably is at least in my experience, but it doesn't do magic, it's still just a coil shock working on the same basic principals that all other coil shocks do, just with slightly more tailored valving and excellent craftsmanship. Will you notice the difference, sure but it won't make your 160mm race bred suspension bike magic carpet over anything better than a 180mm sofa like horst link bike even with air suspension. It's not active suspension it doesn't know what is coming next, it doesn't make the ground disappear bla bla like I have read in reviews in the past, it's just a Coil shock, a fantastic one sure bit not leaps and bounds better than other high end stuff.
  • 2 1
 In regards to customer service I have seen mentioned, Darren at PUSH offers excellent customer service however, I can't take that away from them, he has treated me well in the past and takes pride in what he produces, he will spend the time to discuss issues you have and resolve them as quickly as possible.
  • 1 0
 owning one i would say no, but to me it was worth it as i got a SD 2023 coil tried it, sold it, and with 200$ i got a freshly serviced 11.6 with the spring and tune i needed, it was better, way better for those extra 200$ (paid 650$ for it ) but if i had to cover the extra 1400$ to get it new, hell no. Not worth it, after a certain point it's all marginal gains for exponential price increases
  • 2 1
 Nothing is as heavily damped as a TTX, in my experience. Amazing support but deadens the trail somewhat and I prefer the extra feel from an EXT, Cane Creek or Formula coil shock. Sounds like Push just CBA to add a climb switch, which is a dealbreaker for me.
  • 9 5
 I’ll never understand the hype behind these shocks when Avalanche and EXT exist, and provide a better service for cheaper.
  • 7 3
 In my experience, for what it's worth, I much prefer EXT to avalanche or push.

Note that EXT is typically around $1250 which is more expensive than this Push SV Eight shock at $865 (but less than the Push 11-6 at $1600).

A few years ago I installed a Push HC97 into a Rockshox w/ smashpot coil and only noticed a minor improvement from the stock damper. I just switched to a Charger 2.1 Ultimate with smashpot coil and and the Charger is so much better for me. So that doesn't give me any incentive to try Push's shocks.

Regarding Avalanche, a few years ago I had Avalanche install their internals in my Bomber CR shock and I barely noticed a difference, if any. For me, the avalanche was not worth the money. I just bought a used EXT Storia v3s and it is way better than the avalanche'd shock.
  • 2 1
 @vesania: Storia V3 can be had right now in USA for $850 with a coil and custom tune. Will ad that you get a climb switch and stroke specific bottom out length for that price as well. . . .
  • 1 1
 @theslayer99
Agreed! Avy is the way to go!
  • 1 0
 @vesania: Interesting ! I upgraded my fork with Avalanche a couple of years ago and it was a huge improvement.
I'm curious about where you usually ride ?
  • 1 0
 @Vincent66: Mostly ride hidden steep tech trails in northwest Washington.
  • 3 0
 Call me weird, but if it’s freezing outside my first thought is generally not to choose a sample from my extensive silk glove collection.
  • 4 1
 Two questions out of curiosity:
1. why is „made in the USA“ a plus?
And 2. would „made in the EU“ than be a plus too?
  • 2 3
 Probably made in the US by Mexicans
  • 1 0
 @mikekazimer, the eStoria has adjustable HBO. I use one for my trail bike and another on my SL eeb. The transverse piggyback reservoir makes it easier to fit larger bottles in my front triangle. Funny thing is, the custom tunes I got on my Lock V3 for my trail and park bikes do not feel much different than the stock Astoria. Apparently I am within the range of weights where custom tuning is not necessary on the eStoria. I really liked the 11.6 shocks I owned, but they are among if not the heaviest coil shocks out there. For me my shock choices are clear: EXT eStoria or RS Vivid Ultimate or SD Ultimate if I want HBO.
  • 1 0
 "if you shorten the shock's stroke the bottom out resistance will happen later in the shock's travel"

No, it'll happen the same distance into the travel, but the bottom out will come sooner, this giving the lesser distance that HBO affects.
  • 2 2
 I think if Push offered a full custom tune for the particular rider and bike in that price, they might have a compelling product.
But why would anyone purchase this over an Avalanche custom tuned Bomber CR for the same (or less) money. Mine is phenomenal btw.
I just don't get it.
  • 1 1
 The article refers to a retune by Push. However, the price of the retune is not mentioned. When I tried to retune a Push 11-6 it ended up costing $750, something I refused to pay and I chose to sell the shock for a lousy $300. Something to consider if you plan to use it one several bikes, or if you are picky and want to adjust the tune.
  • 4 0
 Eleven six = 2 shocks for the price of 3
  • 1 0
 Too many knobs with too many clicks. How can I possibly stop myself from twiddling them constantly and repeatedly getting into a bad setup? 2/10, will not buy, not compatible with OCD.
  • 4 1
 So to summarize, no clunks in the chunk, but a few twunks?
  • 6 3
 How can no one else be appalled by the only a 1yr warranty?!
  • 1 0
 Well.. without paying 25% of the shocks value each year!
  • 2 0
 All shock’s should be serviced every 12 months really so that makes sense.
  • 1 0
 @mikelee: they really should, but should they, really?

Can't see what can go wrong with neglect on a coil shock that isn't going to get replaced in a service anyways. (Other than maybe a bent shaft....which isn't really wear and tear).
  • 2 0
 Bummer about the top out clunk. That kills it for me - always drives me crazy to feel/hear that from my suspension.
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 @mikekazimer as a new Raaw Madonna v3 owner, curious what your favorite rear shock has been so far?
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 What tire on the rear? @mikekazimer
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 Pirelli Scorpion Race T. There's a review in the works, but so far they've been working well. They're heavy and sticky, so not the way to go if you're looking for low rolling resistance.
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 My SV8 has 8 clicks of rebound not 18.
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 Strange, I just counted again and my test shock definitely has 18 clicks.
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 says 18 clicks on the product page - www.pushindustries.com/products/sveight

did you get yours from Temu?
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 @chrod: Directly from Push.
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 Disregard, when I first put it all together and tested it I could have sworn I had the rebound closed all the way, but upon inspecting how many clicks I had from closed right now, I had 10 more when I thought I was 2 out. Teh rebound dial must have freed up a bit after cycling the shock and knob. I stand corrected. I thought I couldn't get the rebound much slower. My impressions are the shock is extremely responsive on the trail, huge usable tuning winddown on all the knobs. The HBO isn't quite as bottomless as the EXT Storia V3 I had. Not sure I like it more than the EXT but its certainly quite good.
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 I just want to see one photo of Kaz in silk gloves.
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